Acne Adoloscent Style –
How To Deal With It?
acne is referred to by many names, teen acne, acne
adoloscent, and hormonal acne to name just a few.
Whatever you want to call it, it can be
frustrating, painful, and embarrassing to a
Living with acne over a prolonged period during
your teen years can be emotionally devastating,
after all this is the age where your appearance is
most important. Teen acne is very hard on the ego,
often resulting in teasing and razzing from peers.
Some teens suffer from not only acne but sever
During the adolescent years almost every teen will
have at least an occasional whitehead, blackhead,
or pimple. Adolescent acne usually occurs between
the ages of 12 and 20, and is usually the result of
fluctuating hormone levels. Once the hormones
stabilize out the acne will normally
So what’s the bet way to deal with adolescent acne?
The simplest and most important thing a teen can
do, is to learn to take good care of their skin,
keeping it clean and as oil free as possible. This
is not a cure but can help keep acne breakouts to a
Eating healthy and drinking plenty of water will
also help by keeping the skin hydrated and the body
flushed. Girls should use oil free cosmetics.
Lightly exfoliating once a week will help open
pours, and remove dead skin debris.
Milder cases of acne can be controlled by using
conventional over the counter medicines that are
applied directly to the skin. These medications
usually include benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid
as an active ingredient.
Some natural products that can be used to treat
acne are tea tree oil or Echinacea. Wash your face
twice a day with a mixture of these herbs to reduce
the number of break outs. Both have
anti-inflammatory and anti-septic qualities.
In more severe adolescent acne a Doctor may try
various oral medications such as antibiotics, oral
contraceptives or Accutane.
As teens get older and hormones stabilize, fewer
outbreaks should be seen, however some people do
continue to have outbreaks well into adult hood. If
the teen acne condition worsens or becomes
emotionally debilitating it is important to seek
medical help from a dermatologist.
You do not want an adolescent to grow up with skin
and emotional scars as a result of acne, so treat
not only their physical scars but their emotional